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Mystical Cariri & Dinosaurs


3  nights   Children Friendly Featured, pleasant property Each City Package includes transfers and the must-do-tours and was carefully selected and negotiated for you. All participating service providers have been chosen for their quality service. So, unless you have specific plans, trust us. It's all prepared. Should you stay extra nights, book the city package and add hotel. Price Busters

Hidden Treasures

Combine your beach hollidays with an interesting incursion into the backlands, offering Prehistoric Rock Art, Fossils of Gigantic Animals, Natural Swimming Pools, Caatinga (Thornforest) and visit a Typical Farm.
1 Day - Natal / Acari /Dinosaur Valley

Departure from Natal, at 7h00, to Seridó Region, famous for its clean towns and a very hospitable people. There we'll visit Brejuí Mine with its 60km of tunels and galeries and then the Acari Historical Museum, that exhibits objects and the way of living of the sertanejo (people that inhabit the Sertão - the Brazilian equivalent of the Australian Outback).
After lunch taken at a restaurant on the margins of a beautiful dam you proceed to the famous Dinosaur Valley. Dinosaurs of various species and sizes lived in that region some 120 million years ago, on the banks of a shallow lake. Their footprints and tracks can be seen everywhere, preserved in the mud that used to be the bottom and banks of the lake.
Check in and accommodation in the hotel.
Dinner and overnight.
2 Day - Dinosaur Valley / Cariri

At 7h30 you will depart to the famous Dinosaurs Valley. Following to Cariri with a stop for lunch.
After lunch and a short rest you will visit Sítio do Bravo where granite hills are decorated with small lakes and large boulders. Prehistoric man and huge mammals - such as mastodons and saber-toothed tigers - inhabited the area, leaving enigmatic relics of their passage, such as rock art, flint tools and fossilized bones.
You will then proceed to Pai Mateus ranch to relax in the swimming pool or firewood sauna.
Cariri style food will be served at dinner.
Admiring the sky allows guests to experience the starry Sertão night.
Overnight at the ranch.
3 Day - Cariri

After breakfast you will take a pleasant short walk to Saca de Lã site. This unique rock formation resembles an enormous pile of wool packs. Nature or human made structure? You are invited to uncover this secret.
After that you will visit Cabaceiras - a typical Sertão village. Stroll through the streets, meet local hospitable people. This is also an opportunity to buy interesting handcraft goods made from goat leather.
Return to the ranch for lunch.
After a short rest you will visit a fantastic rocky landscape where 70 huge boulders are found scattered throughout an area once inhabited by early tribes and a 18th century "shaman", called Pai Mateus. The mystical landscape brings different thoughts and emotions to everyone while you experience the spectacular sunset this privileged location has to offer us.
Return to the ranch for dinner.
Overnight at the ranch.
4 Day - Cariri / Ingá / Areia / Natal

After breakfast, departure towards Ingá to visit the largest and most awesome archaelogical monument in Brazil. It is a huge monolith, with intriguing prehistoric petroglyphs, carved by skillful hands thousands of years ago.
Your next destination is the city of Areia, where a row of pastel color houses from the 19th and early 20th centuries has been preserved. You will visit an old theater built with European cedar wood and next, go to a sugar mill from the times of slavery.
Lunch in Areia and departure to Natal, stopping by Passa e Fica on the border of Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba states.
From the road you will admire Pedra da Boca, a granite hill with a huge prehistoric shelter resembling a human mouth.
Arrival at Natal, airport or hotel, scheduled for 19h00.
Important Remarks:
1. The below mentioned rates are per person, valid until December'2010.
2. This package is not valid during Christmas, New Years, Carnival and Holidays.
3. From 1 to 4 persons services will be rendered in a Land Rover, for 5 or 6 persons it will be in a van.

Included in the package:
*Transfers, tours and activities as described in the program;
*Meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners;
*Accommodation in double rooms;
*Local guide assistance.

Not included in the package:
*Air tickets and airport taxes;
*Personal expenses or extras;

What to bring:
Light weight pants, T-shirts, long sleeved shirts, shorts, bathing suit, extra socks and underwear, sandals, good walking and/or old tennis shoes, windbreaker, sun hat, sun screen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, film, extra batteries, small first aid kit.